Advanced Data Collection

Recorded On: 12/02/2020

This NAACCR Talk is based on a concurrent session that had been planned for the in person 2020 NAACCR Annual Conference.

Valerie Yoder, BS

Database Analyst

Utah Cancer Registry

Valerie Yoder has a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science with a focus on algorithms and data processing. She has worked in the Utah Cancer Registry Informatics department for five years processing, extracting, and analyzing data. She continuously explores process improvements and automation for registry operations and research and has successfully integrated several new and changing data sources. Previously, she worked for many years developing procedures to process and analyze pre-clinical medical imaging data with programming and scientific software.

Carol Sweeney, PhD


Utah Cancer Registry

Carol Sweeney PhD is a cancer epidemiologist and Professor in the department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.  She has over 10 years experience teaching epidemiology and conducting cancer research as a university faculty member.  She has been a director at Utah Cancer Registry from 2014 to the present.

Joseph Rogers, MS

Team Lead for Informatics, Data

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Joseph D. Rogers received his B.S. and M.S. in Biology/Chemistry and Information Management respectively from Arizona State University (ASU).  He worked in Arizona for the Maricopa County Health Department as a project manager and data analyst before joining CDC in 1991 (first as a contractor and then as a federal employee in 1997).  During Mr. Rogers’ contracting years at CDC, he worked as a systems analyst on information technology projects, as a project manager, and as a data manager within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).  When Mr. Rogers joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a federal employee, he initially worked for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) as data manager and later joined the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC)/Cancer Surveillance Branch (CSB) in 1998 as the Team Lead for the Informatics, Data 

Bozena Morawski, PhD, MPH


Cancer Data Registry of Idaho

Bozena Morawski received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota and an MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Morawski is an epidemiologist at the Cancer Data Registry of Idaho. Her research interests include vulnerable and minority populations, infectious disease-associated cancers, and analysis of cancer data by geography. She is a member of the CiNA Editorial Work Group,  chairs the NAACCR Data Security and Confidentiality Work Group and is coauthor of the CiNA Prevalence Volume.